Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Orange Hibiscus

This piece was created as a class sample for my Photo To Fiber class that I teach at The Quilt Scene here in Miami. I wanted to incorporate curved lines into my work since I normally use squares or rectangles to fill in the backgrounds. I laid the photo on a piece of tissue paper and just extended the lines of the hibiscus to make a pattern. I traced these lines onto freezer paper, cut them out and ironed them onto my fabric. I fused the pieces of fabric onto Decor Bond and then laid the photo on top and fused it down. The photo itself is a composite of the butterfly layered over the hibiscus image. I free motion quilted along the lines of the petals. I really enjoyed working this way and I'm pleased with the result.